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Title: Pseudoscalar portal dark matter and new signatures of vector-like fermions

Fermionic dark matter interacting with the Standard Model sector through a pseudoscalar portal could evade the direct detection constraints while preserving a WIMP miracle. Here, we study the LHC constraints on the pseudoscalar production in simplified models with the pseudoscalar either dominantly coupled to b quarks or $${{\tau}}$$ leptons and explore their implications for the GeV excesses in gamma ray observations. We also investigate models with new vector-like fermions that could realize the simplfied models of pseudoscalar portal dark matter. Furthermore, these models yield new decay channels and signatures of vector-like fermions, for instance, bbb; b$${{\tau}}$$ $${{\tau}}$$, and $${{\tau}}$$ $${{\tau}}$$ $${{\tau}}$$ resonances. Some of the signatures have already been strongly constrained by the existing LHC searches and the parameter space fitting the gamma ray excess is further restricted. Conversely, the pure $${{\tau}}$$-rich final state is only weakly constrained so far due to the small electroweak production rate.
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  1. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
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Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; beyond standard model; technicolor and composite models
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